MassAFP Political Action Committee (PAC)
MassAFP takes pride in offering members a wide range of services and benefits. One of the Academy's key functions is a strong government affairs program to influence legislation and policies that could impact Family Medicine.
A successful legislative strategy includes three fundamental elements:
- Grassroots advocacy; and
- Political support for candidates that share the Academy's views on critical legislative issues. MasAFP has unveiled a new Political Action Committee (PAC) to help bolster the third element of our legislative strategy – political giving.
Political Actions Committees don't share those administrative obstacles, and the creation of a MassAFP PAC would allow the Academy to be more nimble – and ultimately more effective – when participating in the political process. Under the MassAFP's new PAC, member contributions would be collected into a single account and disbursed to candidates under the direction of a governing board comprised of MassAFP leadership.
The new PAC provides the Academy with a number of benefits:
- Provides the MassAFP and its members with another avenue to support state legislative candidates who recognize and support Family Medicine.
- Gives the MassAFP members another way to participate in the political process.
- Raises the profile of the MassAFP among state elected officials.
The new PAC, which has been tabbed MAFamMedPAC, allows the Academy to be more nimble, and ultimately more effective when participating in the political process. It will collect member contributions into a single account and distribute them to candidates under the direction of a governing board comprised of MassAFP leadership.
The MassAFP Board of Directors has established a PAC fundraising goal of $5,000 in this, our first year. Please help us achieve that goal by contributing online today or make a donation by mail Download a Contribution/Pledge Form Thank you!